December 01, 2006

Now Glavine to give answer next week

Ken Davidoff at Newsday, writes about Tom Glavine and the Mets having to wait for his answer a little longer:

The waiting continues for Tom Glavine to decide whether he'll pitch for the Mets or Braves in 2007. The Mets now expect the lefthander to notify them next week, rather than this week, of his intentions, a person familiar with the situation said.

The issues are clear: The Mets will pay more than the Braves and will offer a full no-trade clause, while playing for the Braves would give Glavine far more time with his wife and children. The Braves had yet to make Glavine an offer as of Wednesday, as the pitcher's agent, Gregg Clifton, told The Associated Press, but that hasn't sped up Glavine's timeline for deciding. To the contrary, it appears to have pushed it back.

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